Developmental Psychology Overview

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  • Created on: 25-03-13 15:50
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  • Developmental Psychology
    • Assumption
      • changes occur throughout life
        • Can be cognitive or social
        • Influenced by biological development, social learning/observation and childhood experences
    • Studies
      • Samuel and Bryant
        • can children conserve...
          • mass?
          • volume?
          • number?
      • Bandura, Ross and Ross
        • do children imitate aggressive models?
      • Freud
        • Little Hans
          • phobia of horses
          • Oedipus complex?
    • Strengths
      • Considers whole lifespan
        • Beh. seen in context
      • Large and varied body of evidence
    • Weaknesses
      • Focus on development of child can cause detriment to adolescents or adults
      • Subjective
      • Often dominated by old 'classic' research

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